Email Open Rates Best Practices

SendX

So imagine how you’d feel if fewer than one in five people who received your emails bothered to open them, let alone read them. In fact, almost half of emails are opened or discarded based solely on their subject line, so you’ll really want to take the time to make them good. After all, how often do you open letters addressed to “The Resident at.”? In fact, personalizing subject lines can increase open rates by 50%. Segment your lists into smaller lists.

Email List Management for 100k+ List Size (Proven Frameworks to Double Your Open Rates)

SendX

The best practices mentioned in this post are exclusively meant for folks whose email list size is 100k or more. In case your email list size is less than 100k, I don't think these techniques will apply for you. Bunch of them have list size of 100k+. Some have seen as high as 2x more opens after moving to SendX and applying the techniques I am about to layout in this post. 2X more opens with a list size of 100k+ means a clear positive effect on your top line.

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Meaningful metrics: Going beyond open rates

ConvertKit

Try ConvertKit's deliverability in action. In episode 7 of the Deliverability Defined podcast, my co-host Melissa Lambert and I talk about the benefits and challenges of open rates, as well as other important metrics you should be measuring to fully understand your email performance. In this episode we discuss: The metrics that matter when it comes to email deliverability. Why open rates aren't always reliable. Bounce rate. Poor list health.

4 Factors That Drive Email Open Rates

Oracle

Before any email can be successful, it has to be opened. Marketers have come to expect piddly open rates as the norm, and that’s too bad, because a lot of marketing email is actually pretty good. With this evolution, there are a few factors you can control to actually get your emails opened and deliver value to users. There are many influencers on email engagement-- from deliverability to behavioral tendencies. Reminder: Open rate is a means, not an end.

100 Email Marketing Statistics: Ready Reference to Why Email is the King

SendX

To back up this claim, listed below are 100 marketing statistics that will help you make a thoroughly well-researched decision on opting for email marketing. 58% of consumers open their email first thing in the morning. [2]. As many as 20.41% emails are opened within the first hour of delivery. [3]. Email campaigns segmented by user interest see 74.53% higher click rates as compared to non-segmented campaigns. [38]. The average open rate for a welcome email is 82%. [44].

Email Deliverability in 2018

Lead Liaison

I’ve had quite a few discussions recently about email deliverability. Open Rate. and many others keep track of the open rate of emails sent from your system. If you have a very low open rate, then they interpret that to mean that you’re not sending good content. While a low open rate isn’t the biggest factor in determining your email deliverability, it can be enough to make a difference.

The Definitive Guide to Email Deliverability

SendX

You and your entire team has worked tirelessly for the last 6 months on writing quality content and building an envious list of quality subscribers. You have a good subscriber list but conversions are not really happening. Well, that's what this ultimate email deliverability guide is all about. In this guide, we will not only understand the underworld of email deliverability but also learn how to fix it. What is Email Deliverability? Introduction.

5 Best Tools to Test & Improve Your Email Deliverability

SendX

If you see a drop in the open- and click-through rates of your emails, see an increase in bounce rate, or find out that your emails are not getting delivered to people on Yahoo or Gmail or any other ISPs, then it’s time to suspect that something is wrong with your email deliverability. Infrastructure : If your email volume is high & email deliverability is hurt, move from a shared IP to a dedicated IP. 5 Tools to Test Email Deliverability 1.

ConvertKit’s November 2020 Deliverability Report

ConvertKit

One commonly asked question by creators looking for a new email marketing platform is, “How is your email deliverability?”. Here is our monthly deliverability report to answer that question: If you missed previous Deliverability reports, you can check them out below: August 2020.

Deliverability terminology you need to know

ConvertKit

Deliverability terminology. Try ConvertKit's deliverability in action. In episode 17 of the Deliverability Defined podcast, Melissa and I define the deliverability terminology that anyone who sends emails should be familiar with in order to reach the inbox of their subscribers.

ConvertKit’s September 2020 Deliverability Report

ConvertKit

One commonly asked question by creators looking for a new email marketing platform is, “How is your email deliverability?”. Here is our monthly deliverability report to answer that question: If you missed previous Deliverability reports, you can check them out below: June 2020.

12 Reasons Why Your Emails Go in the Spam Box (and How to Make Sure They Don’t)

Optinmonster

Are you struggling with low open rates for your email campaigns? It could be that your subscribers never even get the chance to open them. Globally, email has an inbox placement rate of about 83% , which is OK. You Have Low Engagement Rates.

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Ready to Migrate ESPs? Here’s Your Email Deliverability Checklist

Act-On

If you’re ready to make a change, we’re offering an email deliverability checklist to help you succeed on your fresh start. As a deliverability analyst, the number one reason I see customers switching, or wanting to switch, to marketing automation is they have experienced poor deliverability with their previous stand-alone ESP. Suppression Lists. At Act-On, we classify suppression lists into: opt outs.

100 Email Marketing Statistics: Ready Reference to Why Email is the King

SendX

To back up this claim, listed below are 100 marketing statistics that will help you make a thoroughly well-researched decision on opting for email marketing. 58% of consumers open their email first thing in the morning. [2]. As many as 20.41% emails are opened within the first hour of delivery. [3]. Email campaigns segmented by user interest see 74.53% higher click rates as compared to non-segmented campaigns. [38]. The average open rate for a welcome email is 82%. [44].

Ready to Migrate ESPs? Here’s Your Email Deliverability Checklist

Act-On

If you’re ready to make a change, we’re offering an email deliverability checklist to help you succeed on your fresh start. As a deliverability analyst, the number one reason I see customers switching, or wanting to switch, to marketing automation is they have experienced poor deliverability with their previous stand-alone ESP. Suppression Lists. At Act-On, we classify suppression lists into: opt outs.

11 Red Flashing Warning Signs of Email Deliverability Problems Ahead

Oracle

Nothing can destroy your email marketing performance quite like email deliverability problems. But, honestly, email deliverability problems are rarely a surprise if you know what to look out for. During my nearly 10 years focused on deliverability, I’ve noticed a number of events that often precede email deliverability problems: 1. When Bounce Rates Start to Exceed 3%-5%. When Opening Up a New Subscriber Acquisition Source.

How to perform a self-led deliverability audit

ConvertKit

DIY deliverability audit. Deliverability audit steps you can take on your own. Try ConvertKit's deliverability in action. In episode 18 of the Deliverability Defined podcast, Alyssa and I help you learn how to run a self-led deliverability audit. Jump ahead.

How to Increase Email Open & Click-Through Rate

Net-Results

As Digital Marketers, some of our greatest challenges revolve around email increasing open rates and click-through rates. Now, let’s get to work and get into how to increase open and click-through rates! How to Increase Open Rates.

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ConvertKit’s August 2020 Deliverability Report

ConvertKit

One commonly asked question by creators looking for a new email marketing platform is, “ How is your email deliverability? ”. Here is our monthly deliverability report to answer that question: If you missed previous Deliverability reports, you can check them out below: May 2020.

Seven Best Practices for Building and Growing a Subscriber List

Act-On

Building subscriber lists is an essential part of email marketing, but it can be a daunting undertaking. Additionally, there are strict rules and regulations about how subscriber lists are built. As Chief Strategist and Co-Founder at Trendline Interactive , Andrew Kordek has written dozens of strategy documents for clients who needed to improve and add to their lists ‒ and no two clients’ strategies were alike. Review your email analytics then clean up your current lists.

7 Practical Building Blocks of a Strong Email Deliverability Strategy

Oracle

Kim Barlow, Director of Strategic & Analytical Services EMEA at Oracle opened the day by stating life is getting harder for the marketer as they strive to remain a legitimate brand that provides compelling content and a CTA, rather than settling for irrelevant bulk emails that hit the spam filter. Especially when you consider one of the biggest challenges is deliverability. Implement a rigorous and ongoing regimen of reviewing the quality of lists and databases.

The Cost of Free: Subject Lines and Email Deliverability

Oracle

An enticing subject line is a critical tool in a marketer’s arsenal, driving open rates, engagement in the inbox, and ultimately conversions. The question is, will your subject lines drive users to delete, open, or flag your messages as spam? The risks to a sender’s deliverability and reputation are very real. The use of engaging subject lines is a dynamic part of this strategy, but it can tempt otherwise good senders into desperate bids for opens.

Need to Know Deliverability Metrics

Oracle

Of course, all marketers know that Deliverability is the most important part of the email marketing cycle. Without deliverability success, what’s the point of all those other people in your organization? Since we are all now in agreement that there’s nothing in the world more important than great deliverability, it makes sense to make sure that we’re all on the same page when it comes to metrics.

5 Email Nurturing Tips That Will Improve Your Open Rates

BenchmarkONE

But when your email marketing isn’t optimized, your open rates can take a nosedive. Let’s improve your open rates with a few simple ideas you can implement immediately. Before you ever start your email design, revisit your contacts list. Use customer activity to track relevant information about them, like what they’ve downloaded in the past or if they signed up for a list but haven’t bought anything yet. Use this information to create segmented lists.

Optimizing Holiday Deliverability

eDataSource

In order to maximize your program’s revenue potential, maintaining optimal deliverability is absolutely vital this time of year. During our recent client conference, we sat down with five of the industry’s leading email experts and gathered their best recommendations for optimizing your deliverability throughout the holiday season. Tony Patti, VP Deliverability & Compliance, eDataSource. Hotmail has been a little bit quirky about their hourly volume rates.

How to Improve Email Deliverability

SmartBug Media

This is where managing email deliverability comes into play, and in this blog, we discuss how to improve it. You trade your email for a white paper or to sign up for a mailing list, and just above the “agree” button is a little checkbox that usually says something along the lines of “Yes, it’s OK to send me promotional emails.”. Although it’s an excellent tool for rapidly growing your email list, it may not always be great for finding high-quality leads. Purge Your List.

7 Best Email Verification Tools to Improve Deliverability

Optinmonster

Email verification service helps you filter out fake or incorrect emails before they make it to your list. In this post, we will share the best email verification tools you can use to keep your list clean. So, OptinMonster can also help you grow your email list.

ConvertKit’s May 2020 Deliverability Report

ConvertKit

One commonly asked question by creators looking for a new email marketing platform is, “How is your email deliverability?”. Here is our monthly deliverability report to answer that question: If you missed previous Deliverability reports, you can check them out below: – February 2020. For more details on how email deliverability operates, check out our blog post here. but a good delivery rate indicates healthy deliverability for ConvertKit.

10 Tips for Killer Email Deliverability Results

eDataSource

That’s what the black art of email deliverability is all about. Fortunately, you can fix all your deliverability problems by following this handy list of 10 Deliverability Best Practice tips… and by staying in a Holiday Inn Express for a few nights. Never purge your list. This really helps with open rates — who wouldn’t want to open an email from Beyoncé? Deliverability Holiday/Event April Fools

15 Email Marketing Best Practices to Build a Killer List

Optinmonster

In this article, we share email marketing best practices that will help you build and maintain the best email list possible. We’ve broken the article down into 3 sections: Building your email list. Maintaining your email list. Here’s a table of contents: Don’t purchase an email list. Use optin forms to build an engaged list. Clean your email list regularly. conversion rate. Email Marketing Best Practices for List Building.

Email Deliverability Quarterly: 1st GDPR Fine, Google Supports BIMI, and More

Oracle

Email deliverability is constantly changing, as inbox providers adjust their filtering algorithms, blacklists tweak their listing criteria, and consumers evolve their definition of spam. That’s why even the best email marketing programs suffer deliverability problems sometimes. To help you avoid trouble, the Email Deliverability Services team at Oracle Marketing Cloud (OMC) Consulting shares the latest news and tips for what to watch out for.

9 Steps to Improve Email Deliverability

ConvertKit

You’ve done the work necessary to attract more email subscribers and entice them to sign up for your email list. All of this means you have a strong foundation for building your email list, but it’s all for naught if you don’t pay attention to maintaining healthy email deliverability. What determines email deliverability? First off, deliverability can seem like a very advanced topic. Email Deliverability Terms Cheat Sheet. Don’t buy email lists.

9 Steps to Improve Email Deliverability

ConvertKit

You’ve done the work necessary to attract more email subscribers and entice them to sign up for your email list. All of this means you have a strong foundation for building your email list, but it’s all for naught if you don’t pay attention to maintaining healthy email deliverability. What determines email deliverability? First off, deliverability can seem like a very advanced topic. Email Deliverability Terms Cheat Sheet. Don’t buy email lists.

List Validation 101 with Lauren Myer

ConvertKit

In episode 10 of the Deliverability Defined podcast, Melissa and I are joined by deliverability expert Lauren Myer to discuss list validation and deliverability best practices: Meet Lauren Myer. Kickbox has been traditionally known as a reputable list verification company.

6 Email Deliverability Pitfalls and Best Practices

Higher Logic

Those factors have the potential to pay off when your email hits the inbox and is opened, but what if it doesn’t make it that far? If you’re up against poor email deliverability rates, or simply need a refresher on deliverability best practices, assess your strategy for these common pitfalls then get busy making improvements to impact how you’ll send emails moving forward for maximum exposure. What is Deliverability? Poor delivery rates. Low open rates.

Email Deliverability Quarterly: ISP Performance Feeds, Validity Acquires 250ok, and More

Oracle

Email deliverability is constantly changing, as inbox providers adjust their filtering algorithms, blacklists tweak their listing criteria, and consumers evolve their definition of spam. That’s why even the best email marketing programs suffer deliverability problems sometimes. To help you avoid trouble, the Email Deliverability Services team at Oracle CX Marketing Consulting shares the latest news and tips for what to watch out for.

A/B Testing: One of Your Most Effective Deliverability Tools

Act-On

There have been lots of discussions about A/B testing (many in this very blog ), but not many have captured one of the better benefits it provides: better deliverability , and better Inbox placement. Deliverability in the modern email world is one part technical (making sure SPF, DKIM, DMARC, the next thing, are set up), and 10 parts reputation. If click rates are better on one group, you will know why! How to use an A/B test for deliverability and Inbox placement.

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